May 2022 – In Other News

May 2022 – In Other News

Worship Information 

Sunday, 9:30 AM – INDOOR & LIVE STREAM 

We have updated our worship time! We hope you’ll join us in the CtK Sanctuary. All are welcome!

(Masks are recommended) 

Wednesday “Behold!” 6:00PM – IN-PERSON—CtK Community Hall + Zoom 

Click Here to zoom-in.  If you need the password, please contact Pastor Tim.  

Thank you for your help in making in-person worship a safe experience for all.  If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Tim.

News You Can Use 

CtK’s Post-pandemic Opening 

As CtK begins to open post-pandemic, we are calling on everyone to prayerfully consider how you might use your time and talents to help propel CtK forward in this new hybrid in-person/techno-based way of doing church. We have the technology. Now, we need YOU! Currently, we are seeking to fill ALL categories of worship volunteers:


  • Altar Guild Assistants
  • Worship Assistants
    • Ushers
    • Readers
    • Communion assistants
    • Soundboard/camera operators
    • Presentation computer operators
    • Online church host. This person would be basically acting as a “virtual greeter/online chat person” for worship services.


If you feel you might be interested in any of these volunteer positions and/or if you have any questions, please give Pastor Tim a call (970-247-5310) or touch base with him between Sunday services. Training will be provided for all volunteers. Thanks for your consideration. 

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Chancel Choir is once again filling the Sanctuary with their melodious voices. Please contact Jared Wright, Choir/Music Director if you would like to sing. Jared can be reached at

970-759-1834 or email  – All are welcome! 

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Save the Dates – May 

CtK’s Noisy Offering designee for the month

of May: CtK Missions – NELM 

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Habitat for Humanity – The Time Has Come 

CtK will have its Habitat Build Day on Saturday, June 11.  Ground breaking was to take place mid April with volunteers starting mid May.  With luck, they should be in the framing phase by the time CtK gets there.  The build will be another duplex at Fox Farms in Bayfield.  THIS YEAR CtK will be providing lunch for the volunteers!  (We could also use some help with the lunch.)  The sign-up sheet will go out the middle of May, so be on the lookout for it.  Additional details will be forth coming.  If you have questions in the meantime, please call Rap Fairley at 410-474-3571. 

We actually do have a good time – good company, good food – but most importantly, we are also helping families get a new start in life! 

For all events and activities, please check the CtK website for the most current updates.

May 2022 — In Our Prayers

May 2022 – In Our Prayers

Military Prayer Requests 

Please keep the following Military men and women in your prayers…

(To add or remove names from this list, please contact Jared) 

  • 1st Lt. Mitch Bugaj stationed at Hunter Army Airfield, Savannah, GA—Nephew of Ronnie Zaday
  • Major Ryan Bankhead—Brother of Eryn Orlowski
  • Sgt. Chris Gomez—Nephew of BJ and Danny Pierce
  • Staff Sergeant (SSgt.) Airman Paul Herr—Nephew of Gary & Carol Orlowski
  • Hugh Jones, Jr. Sailor—Son of Rick & Janeann Jones
  • Sgt. Brandon Minser —Son in-law of Wendy Krull
  • LCDR Andy Schaaf—Son of Merilee and Mark Fleming
  • Major Clayton Stransky—Nephew of Kip and Laura Stransky
  • Master Sargent Stephen Van Dover—Nephew of Nancy Van Dover

CtK Family & Friends In Need of Prayer… 

(To add or remove names from this list, please contact Jared) 

  • The Family of Dave Mitzlaff
  • Brigitte Cunningham
  • The Family of Jeff Wince
  • Stetson Keegan
  • The Family of Tom Duft
  • The Family of David Smith
  • The Family of Ann Duft
  • Pete Olson
  • Stella Welcher
  • Laura Stransky
  • Roger Landgren                                                                                         
  • Darlene Warring
  • Bonnie Rossmiller
  • Bev Brown
  • Lori Lachelt
  • Kayla Hefner
  • Carol Gunderson
  • CtK’s ministry and partnership with both the Navajo Evangelical Lutheran Mission in Rock Point, AZ and San Juan Bautista Lutheran Church in Zaculeu, Guatemala.
  • CtK’s Homebound Ministry and all those who serve our homebound members through this ministry.
  • All those battling mental illness and addictions.
  • Each person in our CtK church family.
  • All K-12 and college students, their families, and their educators as they begin the new school year in the midst of the Delta variant outbreak in our community.
  • All the front-line workers who continue to keep Durango and our surrounding communities safe, healthy, fed, educated, and mentally and spiritually fulfilled during the Covid-19/Delta variant crisis. May God bless and protect EVERYONE!

To add or remove names from this list, email Jared in the Church office or call: 970-247-5310.

May 2022 – Fellowship Group News

CtK Piecemaker Quilters 

Our group meets at 10:00am on the 2nd & 4th Monday of the month. Join us for either or both of those days! Our next meeting for quilting will be May 9th from 10:00am to 2:00pm in the Community Hall. We make Baptismal quilts, prayer quilts for those that are ill and quilts for nursing homes and for people in need of our ministry. This year we are also making new paraments for the church. If you are interested, please join us. If you can’t quilt but would like to learn, we will be glad to teach you. Contact Judy Olson at 651-303-8450 or if you have any questions. 

CtK Book Club 

The CTK Book Club meets on the second Thursday of the month at 3:00PM in the Community Hall at church. This month we are reading The Lake House by Kate Morton. In the following months, we will be reading:
June – Wish You We’re Here by Jodi Picoult
July – Small Great Things by Jodi Piccoult
August – The Lady’s Midnight Swimming Club by Faith Hagen
September – Still Life by Louise Penny

We would love to have you join us. If you have any questions, contact JudyOlson at 651-303-8450 or 




May 2022 – Bible Studies

Circle of Contemplative Prayer 

The Circle of Contemplative Prayer meets each Monday from 5:30pm-7:00pm. Silent meditation and prayer sessions are followed by a book discussion.  Currently, the discussion topics delve into the ways the contemplative path calls us to connect our inner search for transformational growth with the external realities of how we live and act, what we eat and wear, etc. 

NOTE: Meetings are currently being held via Zoom. For the Zoom link and other pertinent information, please text Sharyn Butler at 970-759-6355.  Thank you.


Great Ol’ Broads of God (GoBoGs) 

GoBoGs invites you to join them in study and fellowship each Monday from 4:00-5:30 pm. Share the Care, GoBoGs’ outreach mission, is addressed upon requests. our new study is on Julian of Norwich, a 14th century English anchoress and mystic. We will be using readings, videos, the book “Julian of Norwich: Wisdom in a Time of Pandemic- and Beyond” (Matthew Fox) and discussions to guide our study. For more information contact:  Sharyn Butler and/or Dian Jenkins

 *NOTE:  During the health crisis, they are conferencing via Zoom at 592-847-8387; the password for this meeting is Testify.  The Zoom meeting ID is 966-5642-4190.  Please join them for study sessions that are deeply rewarding. For more information, contact Kayla Hefner at 970-759-1636. 


Midweek (Thursday) Bible Study led by Pastor Tim 

Bible Study class meets on Thursdays from 12:00-1:15 PM.  We are studying and discussing the topic, “Rooted: Our Christian Heritage.”   Attendees can choose to meet for class in-person OR via Zoom. The link to access these meetings via Zoom is:


If you ever misplace this link, you can also find it on our website at:


The “regular password” is needed to access the meeting via Zoom.  If you need the password, contact the church office at 970-247-5310.  We gladly invite and welcome all to join the class. I look forward to seeing each of you!!! 

Khuvara (“Circle of Friends”) 

All women are encouraged and welcome to attend and we gladly invite new members to join us. Khuvara meets on Thursdays at 1:15pm in the Community Hall. We are just finishing “Beautiful Outlaw” by John Eldridge. We will be picking a new book at our next meeting. We are a group of caring ladies that take the time to listen to concerns that our members have and pray for them. 
We would love to have you join us and this is a good time to join us as we start a new book to discuss. For more info, contact Judy Olson at 651-303-8450 or

 Spiritual Study Group (SSG)

 Currently, the Spiritual Study Group meets on Thursdays from 3:00pm – 4:30pm on-site in the Chapel. (Unless Covid case numbers rise, in which case we will go back to Zoom). We’re studying “The Difficult Words of Jesus” by Amy-Jill Levine. For more information, or the Zoom link, contact Aurora Rose. (970-382-1848)

May 2022 — Social Ministry News

May 2022 — Social Ministry News

Lenten ELCA World Hunger Results 

Wow!  As most of you may know, we started the Lenten season in March with our annual focus on ELCA World Hunger and the work they do in the U.S. and across the world.  We set a goal of $5,000 for CtK and blew through that quickly. Pastor Tim announced in late March, that we were now hoping for $7500 by the end of April. 

On April 3rd, Gabe Brannon, Mission Funding Director from ELCA Churchwide, attended worship, shared his message for the sermon and did a Q&A session after worship. Our congregation is one of the most generous ones in the U.S. for per capita giving to World Hunger. He focused on the three readings and in particular on the boy in the reading in John 6 and shared how this was a miracle of “community”, just like the work of ELCA World Hunger across the world. In keeping with Pastor Tim’s sermon series, “Oh, the Places We Will Go”, Gabe discussed what the ELCA is doing in eastern Europe right now. As of 4/3, Lutheran Disaster Response had raised $4.3 million and was working with partner organizations all over eastern Europe in response to the invasion of Ukraine. He also shared some examples of how ELCA World Hunger is at work in Indonesia (where 40% of the population lives on <$2/day) and there are 600,000 people with AIDS/HIV and half of those do not know they have it. In Peru, who has the largest percentage of undernourished children in South America. In Eswatini (formerly Swaziland, in Southern Africa), 60% of people live on <90 cents/day. 

So what was the response of the congregation? Pastor Tim then set a new goal of $10K.  Drum roll please–your giving as of 4/24 (including the monthly donation from the Social Ministry budget) was——$9,200! In addition, you also responded with gifts to Lutheran Disaster Response of $3,142.83 for eastern Europe/Ukraine. 

Once again, your prayers, support and commitment to the local communities across the country/worldwide working on all sorts of projects to address the underlying issues of hunger, and hunger itself are examples of community and love. THANK YOU and blessings to everyone’s efforts all year long.